Alpine Garden Society Alpine Garden Society - Dublin Group

Local Show, Workshop and Plant Sale


As well as our Main Dublin AGS Show, we hold local shows, with workshops on many different aspects of plant cultivation.


Spring Local Show, Workshop and Members' Plant Sale

Saturday 5th March 2016, 2 - 4 pm, St Brigid’s Parish Centre, Stillorgan.

Exhibits should be staged by 2.30 pm when judging will take place.

Class 1 1 pan Alpine Plant In Flower.
Class 2 1 pan Saxifraga.
Class 3 1 pan Primula.
Class 4 1 pan Cyclamen.
Class 5 1 pan Bulbous Plant.
Class 6 1 pan Cushion Plant.
Class 7 1 pan Rock Plant (judged for foliage effect).
Class 8 1 pan Dwarf Conifer.
Class 9 1 pan Fern.
Class 10 1 pan alpine plant, grown from seed by the exhibitor.
Date of sowing to be supplied.
Class 11 1 Miniature Garden.
Round pots should not exceed 36cm diameter and rectangular pots should not exceed 1000cm2 in area.
Class 12 1 Small Vase of cut flowers of alpine plants, including dwarf shrubs.
Exhibitor to supply container and list of names.
Class 13 1 pot or pan Alpine Plant.
Restricted to exhibitors who have not won a first prize at any A.G.S. Show.
Photographic Section
Class 14 1 colour photograph of an alpine plant, showing the characteristic habit of the plant growing in the wild.
Class 15 1 colour photograph of an alpine plant, showing the characteristic habit of the plant growing in cultivation.
Class 16 1 colour photograph of an alpine garden, landscape or habitat.
Class 17 1 colour photograph of an alpine plant either in the wild or in cultivation.
Restricted to exhibitors who have not won a first prize in the artistic section at any A.G.S. Show.
Note 1 Images printed digitally using a computer, with MINOR adjustments to improve print quality, are allowed in ALL classes. Photographs will be judged on both technical and artistic qualities including focus and depth of field, exposure, accuracy of colour, and composition.
Note 2 Photographs must have been taken by the exhibitor; processing may be done professionally.
Note 3 Photographs must be mounted and must measure at least 15cm × 10cm excluding mount, and at most 40cm × 30cm including mount. No glass or framing please.
Note 4 The name and address of the exhibitor should appear on the reverse side, the name of the plant and the place where the picture was taken should appear on the front.

A Kiltrea pot will be presented to the competitor who gains the greatest number of points overall (1st prize - 3 points; 2nd prize - 2 points; 3rd prize - 1 point).

The Margaret Orsi Trophy watering can will be presented to the best plant in the Show.

There is also a non-competitive section and members may enter more than one plant in this.


Dionysia aretiodes 'Bevere'

Gavin Moore's Dionysia aretiodes 'Bevere' which won Best Plant in Show in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Local Shows.

The 2014 show was held on Saturday 8th March at St Brigid's. First places were awarded as follows:

Class 1 1 pan Alpine Plant in flower.Gavin Moore ~ Dionysia aretiodes 'Bevere'
Class 2 1 pan Saxifraga.Janet Matthais ~ Saxifraga x salmonica 'Friesei'
Class 3 1 pan Primula.Noelle Anne Curran
Class 4 1 pan Cyclamen.Pat Kennedy ~ Cyclamen coum
Class 5 1 pan Bulbous Plant.Pat Kennedy ~ Narcissus cyclaminius
Class 6 1 pan Cushion Plant.Gavin Moore ~ Raulia loganii
Class 7 1 pan Rock Plant (judged for foliage effect).Patricia Maguire ~ Sempervivum
Class 8 1 pan Dwarf Conifer.Miriam Healy ~ Abies balsamea
Class 9 1 pan Fern.Janet Matthias ~ Polypodium scouleri
Class 10 1 pan Alpine Plant, grown from seed by the exhibitor.Pat Kennedy ~ Helleborus lividus
Class 11 1 Miniature Garden.Noelle Anne Curran
Class 12 1 Small Vase of cut flowers of alpine plants, including dwarf shrubs.Barbara O’Callaghan
Class 13 1 pan Alpine Plant.No Entries
Class 14 1 colour photograph of an alpine plant, showing the characteristic habit of the plant growing in the wild.George Sevastopulo
Class 15 1 colour photograph of an alpine plant, showing the characteristic habit of the plant growing in cultivation.George Sevastopulo
Class 16 1 colour photograph of an alpine garden, landscape or habitat.Elizabeth Ross
Class 17 1 colour photograph of an alpine plant either in the wild or in cultivation.No Entries
Local Show MedalMost points overall.Pat Kennedy
Margaret Orsi TrophyBest plant in show.Gavin Moore for
Dionysia aretiodes 'Bevere'